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Veterinary practices urged to help human medics in the fight against COVID-19

The British Veterinary Association has called on veterinary practices to help the NHS in the fight against the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.

In a tweet, the BVA urged anyone with NHS-compatible human ventilators and other equipment to lend them to hospitals.

Other items practices may wish to donate include monitors, anaesthetic machines, PPE - and any other equipment that is not being used for emergency animal care.

If you think your practice may be able to assist the NHS, please click here to register your interest.

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Kennel Club appoints new chief executive

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 The Kennel Club has announced the appointment of Mark Beazley, who was previously Cats Protection's director of operations, as chief executive. Mark replaces Rosemary Smart, who stepped down from the role in April after 18 years.

Mark has held several senior strategic and executive roles, including executive director at Dogs Trust Ireland and chair of the Companion Animal Working Group at Eurogroup for Animals. He was also heavily involved in the establishment of the Eu Cat and Dog Alliance.

Mark will take up his new role in October. 

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International Cat Care appoints new head of veterinary division

International Cat Care (ICC) has announced the appointment of Nathalie Dowgray as head of the charity's veterinary division.

Nathalie, who is an RCVS advanced practitioner in feline medicine, will lead the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) and a play key role in advancing knowledge and research in feline medicine.

Claire Bessant, iCatCare's chief executive said: "We're absolutely delighted to be welcoming Nathalie to the charity. She brings a depth and breadth of feline expertise and understanding which fits perfectly with the charity's work and development, and her enthusiasm for cats is infectious."